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Sup nerdiots?

You guys get Bravely Default this weekend? I sure hope you did because it is fantastic. Sure I have a few minor problems with it but overall it's just incredible. It has successfully kept me from finishing Link Between Worlds.

The job system is really compelling, I've been enjoying devising new strategies based on switching around jobs and abilities. Then there's the Brave and Default system which adds even more strategy. You can go with Brave and take big risks for major damage or go with Default and build up extra turns while defending.

I just love this game a lot. I shouldn't talk about it too much though since we're reviewing it this week on Pocketoid. I've also been playing some DOTA here and there so if you'd like to join us in that let me know, we typically play in the evenings.

So uh, here are some blogs or whatever.



* - The Past: How Gaming Taught Me It's Ok to be Different



M - The Past: Before I Googled Videogames

M - The Past: Blow, Pray, and Blow Again

P - Benny Disco Took Questions For His New Show Called *sigh* MASSIVE COCK







T - The Future: EA and Dead Space 22

T - Another Metroid post: The Zero Missioning!

T - The Problem with Flappy Bird Is That There Isn't One (Could not agree more with this blog)

T - Where are you Metal Gear? here boy.. I got Soup for ya dinner..









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Villains that did nothing wrong

Villains in all media, not just video games, can end up being a dime a dozen. Far too often, a villain's motives boil down to "I am a bad, and so I do bad things. Fear me." While this format has worked for countless stories, at this point in my life (the ripe old age of 20) I’ve become jaded and grumpy, finding myself rolling my eyes when I see yet another antagonist wreaking havoc with no background or reasoning presented as to why they’re being such a butthole.

What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

My favorite example of this would be Meruem from the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter. While he doesn’t necessarily fit the exact mold I laid out above, he’s easily one of the most dynamic and curious villains I’ve ever come across. For the sake of not spoiling what is perhaps one of the most exciting, action-packed, and tear-inducing arcs in anime history, I won’t delve into the details of what makes Meruem so great. Instead I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter to set aside some time and plow through the series. Really, it’s that good.

But hey, that’s just how I feel. I’m sure there are folks out there who prefer their villains to be simple. If I ever met one of these theoretical people I might have a panic attack, but I’ll deal with that should the time come. I’m sure after some deep breaths we would get along. Maybe we could even snuggle, should my husband allow such an event to transpire.

All said and done, we arrive at the topic of this month’s Bloggers Wanted: Villains that did nothing wrong. Due to communication errors, this entry in the hallowed halls of Bloggers Wanted is a tad late. Regardless, all you have to do is head over to the Community Blog section of the site, and whip up a Cblog about a villain who you feel was secretly the good guy all along.

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